Printed books are such a problem: once you’ve read them, then what? Once upon a time I’d put the book on a shelf, after maybe lending it to a friend.
A few years ago, with many shelves of books I realised it was pointless keeping most of them. Various efforts to sell them brought largely disappointment, and now I have a pile of 75 books waiting to be given away on BookMooch.
That’s kind of slow, probably because I’m hesitant to send books overseas — at say $10 a pop I’d be out $750!
I’m a fan of reading on handheld devices. I would read occasional works on my Handspring Visor, but it wasn’t easy to find books I wanted to read, and I sold the Visor years ago. Manybooks.net is interesting — it offers loads of formats, including iPod Notes:
manybooks.net … provides free ebooks in many formats (including one for the Apple Newton).
I’ve just downloaded one book I had on my BookMooch wishlist, ready for transfer to the iPod. It’s Accelerando, by Charles Stross, approx. 145,285 words. Let’s see how that goes.